TradingView Tips & Tricks

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Over the years I have had countless questions and comments about TradingView, specifically my own setup of it and how to use some of its best features.

And for good reason – TradingView has amplified my trading and profitability more than any other software I have used – ever. So, I have (finally!) created some guides to help you get the most out of TradingView.

I have spent months compiling the most asked questions in order to create my complete TradingView Beginner’s Guide for 2021. This is an extensive look at TradingView that goes over the most useful tools that you will likely use.

Head on over to the article and feel free to leave any comments, questions, or suggestions!

To complement the complete guide, I have created a short video that goes over some of the best tips & tricks I have learnt over the years.

Tip #1: Placing Support & Resistance

Click here if you want to go straight to placing SR areas

This is the most frequent question I receive: “How do you place your SR areas, Nick?”

A lot of people will simply use the horizontal line, but that is actually not the best tool to use. The best tool for this is the Parallel Channel tool.

This tool lets you have the shaded area which is quite useful for visualizing SR in terms of being an area, not a line.

Simply double-click the parallel channel when you place it and you can change its looks. Tick the Extend box to make your channel extend across your entire charts too!

Tip #2: Risk-to-Reward Ratio Tool

Click here if you want to go straight to the RR tool

This is one of my favourite tools on TradingView. You get so much information from this simple, easy-to-use tool.

It’s on the left hand side of TradingView (check out the video to see exactly where) and you can choose either short or long depending on your trade.

You can easily place and adjust this tool directly over the candle’s on your charts. This lets you quickly visualize your trading setup as well as giving you all the information you need for your trade parameters.

There are some cool additions with this tool, such as showing you how much you will lose or gain based on your account size.

Tip #3: Flag Pairs

Click here if you want to go straight to Flags

This is a new feature on TradingView and has quickly become a favourite of mine.

If you’re like me, you may have quite a few pairs that you track across multiple different time frames. It can get tricky to keep track of everything which is where the flags come in.

There are 5 different colour flags that you can rename and use to categorize your pairs.

One example: I use the green flag for any active trades I have, orange for any potential setups on large time frames, and purple for low time frame setups.

You can categorize your pairs in any way you want. This is a big time saver as you no longer have to note down what pairs you are tracking, which you are trading, and so on.

Tip #4: Bar Replay (Back testing!)

Click here if you want to go straight to Bar Replay

The last handy tool is the bar replay feature.

For those of you that are interested in back testing but get frustrated with the price tags of back testing software, this is great for you.

This feature allows you to essentially replay price’s movement on any pair you want to practice on. Simply hit replay and a line will appear on your cursor.

If you click, it will delete all the candles to the right of the red line.

You can then add candles one at a time or play it at different speeds. Whatever the case, this is a great feature that is smooth to use.

That sums up the tips & tricks for TradingView. Let me know in the comments below if you want to know about some other features of TradingView and perhaps I will do some more videos and guides.

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3 thoughts on “TradingView Tips & Tricks
  1. Hi Nick, thanks for writing this useful guide. Even though I use Tradingview for some time I didnt know about possibility to enter my account size in Rik / Reward tool.

    I would like to ask a question about notes on chart on different accounts.

    I am testing 3 different systems and opened 3 small accounts. Many times I write comments on charts for me to remember. But unfortunatelly if I write comment on my account A and then switch to my other 2 accounts it is also showing there.

    Example:
    Opened short on USDJPY on account A. Wrote a note : “Short USDJPY @ 109.22”
    When I switch to my account B or C it is showing there as well.

    Is there any way I could set notes it will be only shown on specific account?
    In above example only on account A.

    1. I don’t use the notes feature and I don’t have multiple accounts so I cannot help with this.

      Perhaps notes are stored to your browse cache or local storage so clearing cache may help. Although I doubt this is the case as that would be a poor way to program a feature like that… And if it is the case clearing cache would delete all your notes.

  2. Thanks for your suggestions it’s a very interesting article and will be helpful for both beginner and intermediate Forex trader. It’s very informative. Thanks again for sharing.